As over 96 million Brazilians have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Brazil is rapidly welcoming back U.S. travelers.

With over 96 million of total population fully vaccinated, Brazil is rapidly welcoming back American travelers, despite the U.S. State Department Level 3 Travel Advisory (‘Reconsider Travel’) due to COVID-19 case levels in the country.

U.S. travelers to Brazil will need to present negative results from a PCR or antigen test performed within 72 hours of departure in order to enter the country, regardless of vaccination status. Children over the age of two and under the age of 12 who are accompanied by adults are exempt of the requirements.

The Brazilian Agency for the International Promotion of Tourism, Embratur, reports a recent increase in the volume of foreign visitors arriving in the country. Two of Brazil’s largest airports, Guarulhos (GRU) and Brasília (BSB) reported an increase in arrivals (13.62) and departures (14.26 percent) in June, 2021. 

In August, close to 103 million Brazilians (102,802,001) were partially vaccinated – 48.91% of the country’s total population, the health ministry reports. The Brazilian Southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul reports the highest number of fully vaccinated people with 33% of the state’s population; while the neighboring state of Sao Paulo – the most populous state of the country – has 58% of the population partially vaccinated.

Brazil no longer requires proof of health insurance to enter the country, but the U.S. Department of State continues to recommend that all travelers purchase insurance before departing the United States or verify that their existing health insurance will cover them while abroad.

Face masks are required in public places and on public transportation. Restaurants, cafes, and bars in most of Brazil are open, with health measures in place.


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